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What Ever Happened? hen planning a visit to my daughter’s home in Georgia, I spent some time thinking about what she would like for as gift. In this day and time, it is almost impossible to know what to get—but when the gift is for a person you’ve known all your life you have a slight edge. Norman Rockwell… hmmm…. always her favorite artist. Now, how can the works of Norman Rockwell be found? I rushed to the computer and searched for information about the Saturday Evening Post. Rockwell’s work always appeared in the Post and surely there would be a link from there. What I found was everything you’d ever want to know about Rockwell and the magazine! I promptly forgot the reason for the search and explored the history of the Saturday Evening Post. It first appeared on August 4, 1821 as a four-page newspaper published by Atkinson & Alexander. There were no illustrations at that time and no promise that all political controversy could be avoided. The paper continued in this form for about eighteen years before it was significantly changed and advertised as “A family newspaper, neutral in politics, devoted to morality, pure literature, foreign and domestic news, agriculture, the commercial interests, science, art, and amusement.” By 1855 the Saturday Evening Post had a circulation of 90,000. The owners / publishers went through struggling times financially but kept coming up with new ways to make this publication bigger, better, and more memorable. The POST, as we remember it, became a super popular magazine featuring Norman Rockwell’s beautiful Americana illustration on the covers. Once having appeared, the illustration graced the covers until nearing the end of its long publishing history. In 1947 it was estimated that each copy of the Saturday Evening Post was costing thirty cents to produce, double the cost of its cover price. Advertising revenue was therefore essential to its economic survival. That worked for a while. Rockwell had done 317 covers of POST when, in December 1963, the magazine abandoned using illustration on the cover. From that point on, attempts continued to be unsuccessful in increasing the circulation and the advertising revenue. The publication was put to bed for the last time in February 1969. Now, what remains of this historic publication is a museum in Vermont that makes available every shape and form of Rockwell’s work—at the same time calling up memories of the days of the Saturday Evening Post. From the years 1937 to 1971, LOOK was another of the most popular magazines published in America. More often than not, the latest movie stars were featured on their covers. LOOK regularly covered serious social issues including politics. The lead time needed to compile and distribute the bi-weekly magazine, was responsible


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You Name It …by Kitty Maiden for the results of an opinion poll, in the 1964 presidential election, appearing on some newsstands three weeks after Kennedy’s November 22nd assassination. When LOOK ceased publication in 1971, its owner gave the magazine’s archive of negatives to the Library of Congress. The minute you see certain photographs, you recognize them as having appeared on the cover, as well as inside LIFE magazine. The 1945 VJ kiss was one of the most memorable photographs that ever appeared… anywhere… and it was in LIFE. All the photos—from front-line war pictures to back country beauty—were what made LIFE magazine sing with popularity. So, all that being said and done, I still have to find the right gift. I’m captivated by Rockwell’s Four Freedoms, the barbershop illustrations, and the spring flowers. Wonder if she would like a selection of these illustrations done on plates? Hmmm.

Kitty Maiden is a staff writer for Seniors Today.

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What’s Happening Around Town… Community Breakfast Grace Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care, 1321 Herbert Street, Port Orange is hosting a Pancakes & Parfaits Community Breakfast on Saturday, January 28 from 8:30 to 10:30 A.M. Stop by for some breakfast and then you can take a tour of their beautiful community! For questions and more information, call Jennifer Baker, CRD at 386.310.4995.

Free Caregiver’s Days First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach is providing free Caregiver’s Days Out that includes food, fun, and special attention for care receivers. The days are from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Sat., Jan. 14; Thurs., Feb. 16; and Thurs., Mar. 23 at First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach. For details, please call 386.677.3581, ext. 311.

Dancing Join Bailey’s Best at the Schnebly Recreation Center in Daytona Beach every Friday for Adult/Senior Dancing. The fun begins at 1:30 P.M. and runs until 3:30 P.M. The cost if $5 per person and includes refreshments. For more info, please call Dave at 386.214.2316.

Ben Franklin Come learn about the Amazing Life Of Ben Franklin as told by Bill Weidner at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Rd., South Daytona on Jan. 16 at 7 P.M. Weidner, dressed in full costume, details all the fun and interesting facts of Franklin’s life. Refreshments served after the event. For more details, call 386.761.4021.

New Lunch Bunch Lunch Bunch meets every Thursday at 12 NOON at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Road, South Daytona and now there is a second location at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1205 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill. Just $5 gets you lunch and bingo with non-monetary prizes. RSVP by NOON the Tuesday prior to the church where you wish to attend. Holy Cross, 386.767.6542 or Trinity, 386.255.7580.

Medicare Workshops Come find out how medicare works on Feb. 7 or Mar. 7 at 6 P.M.; or Feb. 8 or Mar. 8 at 10 A.M. at Great American Senior Benefits, 1930 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. Seating fills fast! RSVP to 386.671.9150 or great americanpr@ and leave name and date you wish to attend.

Acupuncture Seminars Free educational acupuncture seminars, presented by Dr. Lorenzo Phan, are from 10 A.M. to noon, on Wednesdays, Jan. 18 and 25 at the Acupuncture & Skin Care Clinic,  725 W. Granada Blvd., Suite 15, Ormond Beach. The topics and dates are: Wednesday, Jan. 18; Spinal Pain And Post Operative Pain; and Wednesday, Jan. 25: Shoulder & Hip Pain. Seating is limited. This is a onetime annual event. RSVP recommended. Free demonstration for all attendees. Call, 386.615.1203 or visit Acubeautyther for seat reservation.

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Kick off the new year with some travel ideas presented by Odyssey Travel Club! Plan trips with a spouse or friend or with a few other people or a large group. There is no fee or commitment. The first presentation for 2017 will be held Wed., Jan. 25 at 10 A.M. at Crane Lakes Roost Restaurant, 1850 Crane Lakes Blvd., Port Orange. The public is invited, but reservations are suggested as seating is limited. Gabe Rodriquez from Celebrity Cruise Lines will be the guest speaker. RSVP to 386.672.8113.

Open Forum You are invited to an educational seminar called Election Attitude presented by Dr. John R. Patrick. Patrick's 35-year career at IBM placed him at the forefront of the Internet revolution. As Vice President for Internet Technology, he became an influential force behind the rapid adoption of the Internet. In his newest book, Election Attitude: How Internet Voting Leads To A Stronger Democracy, Dr. Patrick explores how we register and vote in America on Wed., Jan. 25 from 2–4 P.M. at Florida Hospital Flagler, Classrooms A/B, 60 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Palm Coast. The first 65 to RSVP and attend the seminar will receive a FREE signed copy of Dr. Patricks’ book! For information or to RSVP, please call 386. 586.4440 or e-mail

Traff ic Classes Sunshine Safety Council offers State Certified Traffic classes to remove points for a current ticket. The Basic Driving Improvement (BDI) 4 hour class is also taken by drivers over the age of 50 for discounts on your insurance. Cost is $30. Contact the office nearest you: Daytona at 386.253.6400; Palatka at 386.328.8007; and Orange City at 386.774.4640.

Parkinson’s Meeting The Parkinson Association of Daytona Beach is pleased to announce that it will host Speech Language Pathologist & Certified LSVT Clinician Royleen Barton MA, CCC-SLP from Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Outpatient Rehabilitation with the topic Update On The Latest In Speech Therapy for People With Parkinson’s on Wed., Jan. 25, from 2 to 3:30 P.M. at the Daytona Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Avenue. Seating is limited—RSVP required by calling 386.676.6375.

Singers Needed Song Of The Coast Sweet Adeline Chorus has a place for you! This female barbershop chorus meets on Monday evenings from 6:30–9:30 P.M. at the Tomoka United Methodist Church in Ormond Beach. This chorus offers group vocal instruction each week as well as reading music instructions. For details visit the chorus website at songofthec or call 386.673.4398.

Licensing On Wheels The Florida Licensing On Wheels (FLOW) mobile unit will be at City Hall, 22 South Beach Street, on Tues., Jan. 24, from 9 A.M. until 3 P.M. FLOW provides drivers license/ID card change of address, renewals, replacements, and renewals and replacements of vehicle registration and disabled parking permits, as well as other needs. The only thing FLOW does not provide is for the drivers’ license road test. Before visiting, go to to learn about licensing and ID requirements and make sure you have everything you need when you visit FLOW. You can also contact the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles office at 850.617.2000.

Support Groups Stroke Support Group Join Florida Hospital Oceanside for a Stroke Support Group for encouragement, education, and socialization. The group meets every third Thursday of the month at Florida Hospital Oceanside, 264 S. Atlantic Avenue, Ormond Beach, in the first floor conference room. For more details, call 386.676.4295. Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship that share experiences, strength, and hope. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees. Please call toll free, 888.756.2930.

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Hanna Brings Wild LIVE! To Daytona Special to Seniors Today merica’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his three-time Emmy Award-winning television series to the live stage with Into the Wild Live! at The Peabody on January 21, 2017 at 7 P.M. Tickets ($39, $29, $19 plus surcharges) can be purchased at 800-982-ARTS, the Peabody Box Office, or at In this live show, prepare to be fascinated as Jungle Jack takes you into the wild with a spectacular array of incredible animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing footage from his adventures all around the world from Africa, to the Amazon, to Antarctica, and beyond. He will also inspire with his passion and dedication to wildlife conservation. Audiences can expect to see approximately fifteen animals in the live experience. The exact animals to appear aren’t confirmed until soon before the show since each animal must receive medical clearance, however, fans can expect to see animals such as a baby cheetah, kangaroo, baby tiger, twotoed sloth, penguin, and much more. Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances on shows such as Good Morning America, Ellen, and The Late Show With David Letterman where he has made over 100 appearances and appeared as one of the featured guests for David Letterman’s final episodes in 2015.


In 2013, Jack celebrated his 35th “Hannaversary” as Director Emeritus with the Columbus Zoo and Good Morning America celebrated their 30 year relationship with Jack with a series of special segments. In 1993, Jack became the host of Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures, a nationally syndicated television series which ran for over ten years. In October 2007, his current TV series, Jack Hanna's Into The Wild, was born. This unscripted and action-packed series shows Jack and his family as they explore the corners of the globe. Jack Hanna's Into The Wild is the recipient of three Emmy Awards, winning in the category of Outstanding Children's Series. His second and newest TV show, Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown, airs on Saturday mornings around the country on ABC. Wild Countdown features some of Jack’s favorite experiences with the world's rarest, most endearing, and fascinating animals. You'll even get to see his base camp at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. For more information on this concert or other Peabody events, contact the box office at 386.671.3471 or at 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118.

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Lesser Known Deaths Of 2016 by Jason Goldtrap s we say goodbye to 2016, let us take a moment to recognize those we lost whose passings were largely overlooked. Twenty-six American soldiers and 138 police officers died protecting our nation. George M. Elsey, 97, was an intelligence officer in the FDR White House. Ralph Hauenstein, 103, fought in WW2 and then taught European refugees to stand on their own, economically. Eric Brown, 97, flew 487 types of aircraft. The code breaking work of Jane Fawcett, 95, led to the sinking of the German battleship, Bismarck, which was sunk by bombs dropped by John Moffat, 96. David Thatcher, 94, was a Doolittle raider. Bretagne, 16, was the last 9/11 rescue dog. Greta Zimmer Friedman, 92, was the nurse receiving an iconic kiss on VJ Day. Bob Hoover, 94, stole a plane and escaped a Nazi prison camp. On March 16, 1968, eighteen-year-old Lawrence Colburn, 67, took a stand for life when he pointed his gun at his fellow soldiers to stop a massacre by American troops against civilians in My Lai, Vietnam. Noreen Corcoran, 72, was the dutiful niece to her Bachelor Father. Kathryn Trosper Popper, 100, was the last surviving actress from Citizen Kane. Madeleine LeBeau, 92, was the last surviving actor from Casablanca. Ann Morgan Guilbert, 87, was the nosy neighbor on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Noel Neill, 95, was the first Lois Lane. Richard Libertini, 82, was the wild-eyed mystic in All Of Me. David Margulies, 78, was the mayor in Ghostbusters. Angus Scrimm, 89, was the Tall Man in the horror classic Phantasm. Johnny Duncan, 92, was Robin, the Boy Wonder, in Batman And Robin serials in the 1940s. Peter Brown, 80, was the stalwart deputy McKay on Lawman. Mike Minor, 75, was Steve Elliott on Petticoat Junction. Alexis Arquette, 47, played a Boy George entertainer in The Wedding Singer. The mysterious Lady Chablis, 59, sauntered through Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil. Child star Bobby Breen, 88, pined for a Rainbow On The River. Bernard Fox, 89, was Dr. Bombay on the show Bewitched. We remember Patty Duke’s TV father, William Schallert, 93. Jefferson Airplane founder, Paul Katner, 74, and the female singer on their first album Signe Toly Anderson, 74, died on the same day. The Waltons narrator Earl Hamner, Jr., 92, and Ronnie Claire Edwards, 83, who played the shopkeeper’s wife, Corabeth. Gayle McCormick, 67, sang a Blues inspired Baby, It’s You. Kitty Kallen, 94, reminded us that Little Things Mean A Lot. Chairmian Carr, 73, Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music, will forever be 16 Going On 17. Kay Starr, 93, spun The Wheel Of Fortune. Sonny James, 87, pined for Young Love. Red Simpson, 81, sang I’m A Truck. Otis Clay, 73, was Tryin’ To Live My Life Without You. As lead singer of The American Breed, Gary Lozzio, 70, sang Bend Me, Shape Me, Anyway You Want Me. As lead singer of the band Sugarloaf, Jerry Cor-


Happy Talk …by Jason Goldtrap betta, 68, sang for his Green-Eyed Lady. Prolific TV theme song writer, Ray Colcord, 66, may be best remembered for The Facts Of Life. In 1983, singer Julius LaRosa, 86, was famously fired on air by Arthur Godfrey. Bill Backer, 89, co-penned “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.” Bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley, 89, sang O Death on the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou. The final plea of Bobby Vee, 73, was Take Good Care Of My Baby. Fred Hellerman, 89, one the original Weavers, rests On Top Of Old Smokey. Keith Emmerson, 71 and Greg Lake, 69, of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, oooh, what a lucky man he was. Jim Lowe, 93, rests behind the Green Door. Voices now stilled: Janet Waldo, 96, Judy Jetson, Brian Bedford, 80, Walt Disney’s Robin Hood. Sylvia Anderson, 88, Lady Penelope in Thunderbirds. Erik Bauserfeld, 93, Admiral Ackbar from Return Of The Jedi. Rest in peace, Arthur Anderson, 93, no more kids are after your Lucky Charms. The comic strip Mama was drawn daily by Mel Lazarus, 89. Tony Dyson, 68, designed R2-D2. The dynamic photography of Gary Braasch, 70, captured the impact of climate change. Jack Lindquist, 88, was a Disney innovator, father of Disney Dollars. Phil Smith, 83, was Walt Disney World’s first fulltime employee. Karl Stirner, 92, had artistic and civic vision which transformed the city of Easton, Pennsylvania. Smurfs are blue thanks to Nine Culliford, 86. The opening theme of Sesame Street, features the harmonica of Toots Thielemans, 94. Artist Tyrus Wong, 106, painted soft forest landscapes for Bambi. Erwin Glonnegger, 90, invented the classic card game Concentration. Mountain biker Kelly McGarry, 36, performed a stunning backflip over a 72 ft canyon. Stunt kites soar high with long, bright tails because of inventor Peter Powell, 83. Sam Spence, 88, created the dynamic soundtrack of NFL games in the 1960s and 70s. Rabbit Kekai, 95, pioneered long board surfing techniques. Engineer Bob Ebeling, 89, tried to warn against launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Lynn Northrup, 98, invented solar power towers. Astronomer Andre Brahic, 73, discovered the rings of Neptune. The steady demeanor of Jack Garman, 72, a computer engineer supervising the Apollo 11 landing, prevented a false signal of an abort. Arthur Fischer, 94, invented the s-plug for placing screws in plaster. Bill Del Monte, 109, was the last survivor of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Victor Scheinman, 73, invented the robotic arm. As the year ends with fireworks, we can thank Leo Beranek, 102, for making symphony halls boom. Farewell friends. For information including videos on those in this article visit my Facebook page 2016 Lesser Known Deaths By Jason Goldtrap.

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Welcome Sheriff Chitwood

Cheers To A New Year!

by Gary Davison ledging to be an accessible, transparent straight-talker who leads from the front, Sheriff Michael J. Chitwood was formally sworn into office on Jan. 3 in front of an audience filled with friends, family, law enforcement partners, every-day citizens, and a sea of green. Raising his hand to take the oath at 11:34 A . M ., it was a powerful moment for the Philadelphia native who has made law enforcement his life’s passion. Almost immediately after taking his oath, Sheriff Chitwood challenged the Sheriff’s Office’s approximately 945 employees to build bridges of trust and support with the community. The best way to do that, the Sheriff said, is to treat everyone fairly regardless of who they are, where they live, or their status in life. “I challenge the entire organization to build the trust in our community each and every day through each single contact that we have,” the Sheriff said during his swearing-in ceremony at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center in Daytona Beach. “Try hard to leave a lasting impression as we leave that assignment that we did the best we could do and we cared about the folks who called us.” The Sheriff has said that he plans to be away from his desk and working the streets alongside his deputies, backing them up, and making sure they have the resources they need to do their jobs. He wasted no time making good on that promise, heading out on patrol in Deltona minutes after the calendar rolled over into 2017. At the swearing-in ceremony two days later, with elected officials among the audience, Sheriff Chitwood took the opportunity to make a notso-veiled push for pay raises. “The first thing we need to do is, we need to take care of our deputies,” the Sheriff said to loud applause. “We need to come forward with a plan that recognizes that we’re not in the same category as other employees are. We are called upon to sacrifice our lives.” With family members looking on, including his beloved mother and famous father, a police Superintendent in Pennsylvania, a daughter, and other relatives, the Sheriff had many people to thank for his successes —in life and in law enforcement. There were also special recognitions for the two former sheriffs on the stage—Sheriff Bob Vogel and Sheriff Ben Johnson, who retired in December after 16 years in office. It was Sheriff Johnson who administered the oath of office to his successor, telling the audience: “I’m proud to stand here alongside your next Sheriff as he repeats that oath to serve and protect the people of Volusia County—an oath I know he believes in as deeply and passionately as anyone who wears a badge and a gun. I’m proud to say to the Sheriff that he now has the privilege of leading a group of the most honorable, brave, and dedicated people I’ve known. The Sheriff’s Office will always be family to me. Now it’s his, too, to lead into the future.” That future clearly was on Sheriff Chitwood’s mind during the ceremony, as he



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talked about pledges to expand de-escalation training and technology for the agency and infuse the organization with the philosophy of servant leadership, community engagement, and accountability-based policing. He also talked about plans to expand the Police Athletic League into Deltona and beyond and establish a juvenile monitoring program based on the model he built while Daytona’s police chief. Above all, preserving the sanctity of human life will be the cornerstone of all things green. “Block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city, we’re going to improve the quality of life of our residents—with residents at the table, telling us how they want us to do it and supporting us,” said Sheriff Chitwood. “We want to be leaders, not only in the state, but we want to become a national model of progressive policing tactics and philosophies.” The auditorium also was filled with former Daytona Beach colleagues like former Mayor Glenn Ritchey and current Mayor Derrick Henry who were there to support Sheriff Chitwood and watch the passing of the torch. Mayor Henry said Chitwood brought unity, cooperation, and a sense of service to Daytona Beach and is confident he’ll do the same as Sheriff. “It is my great pleasure to say to Volusia County that we in Daytona Beach gladly share our greatest law enforcement officer in Mike Chitwood with the rest of Volusia County,” said Mayor Henry. Immediately after being sworn into office, Sheriff Chitwood swore in his Chief Deputy, John Creamer, and then administered the oath of office en masse to the approximately 85 deputies in attendance. Then he left the deputies and civilian staff with this pledge: “I will never ask an employee to do what I will not do or expect of myself.”

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Grand Hotels Of Florida Special to Seniors Today any of Florida’s historic hotels were built during the boom days of the early to mid1920s, when stocks were high, skirts were short, and hair was bobbed. The storied hotels were masterpieces of architecture that were designed for wealthy tycoons and their flashy wives. Zach Zacharias will discuss the Grand Hotels of Florida at 2 P.M. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Fwy., New Smyrna Beach. Zacharias is senior curator of education at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. He will share information about the Breakers Palm Beach, the Biltmore Hotel of Coral Gables, Lakeside Inn at Mount Dora, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and the Ormond Hotel. His free presentation is part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program in Volusia County.


The Volusia County Public Library system received a $15,000 NEA Big Read grant earlier this year and selected The Great Gatsby as its title. The library system’s 13 branches will host more than 90 author talks, presentations, films, documentaries, and

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In The Mood Special to Seniors Today o the delight of fans of the American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, alldancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Daytona Beach in celebration of 23 years on tour on January 29, 3 P.M. Hop aboard the Chattanooga Choo Choo to Tuxedo Junction and get In The Mood for a Moonlight Serenade. In The Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, and other idols of the ’40s. Complete with authentic costumes, music arrangements, and choreography, In The Mood pays homage to America's greatest generation who fought WWII. It was a time when Americans listened and boogie woogied to up-tempo big band rhythms, and danced cheek-to-cheek to intimate ballads. Experience the swing, the rhythm and the jazzy, sentimental and patriotic music of this pivotal time in America's history. In The Mood has a cast of nineteen on stage: the sensational 13-piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and the In The Mood Singers and Dancers performing over fifty unforgettable hits—Boogie. Woogie Bugle Boy, Well Get It, Sing, Sing Sing, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, and many more. In The Mood takes a look at the life and times of America’s Swing Era when every-


one listened and danced to the same style of music. Swing music ranged from mellow intimate ballads to up-tempo big band rhythms, where the waltz and fox trot competed with the wild, acrobatic jitterbug and jive, and when boogie-woogie crazed hepcats crowded the dance floors. Swing music inspired America with a vision for the future filled with hope, promise, and prosperity. The music moved the Nation’s spirit and helped to sustain the nation’s morale during World War II, the pivotal event of the 1940s. In The Mood recreates the rhythmic, jazzy, brassy, sentimental, romantic, and patriotic music of this important time. For tickets for the Jan. 29 matinee performance at the Daytona Beach Peabody, call the Peabody at 800.745.3000 or visit the website at

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• On Jan. 19, 1983, Klaus Barbie, the Nazi Gestapo chief of Lyons, France, during the German occupation, is arrested in Bolivia for his crimes against humanity four decades earlier. Barbie had sent thousands of French Jews and French Resistance members to their deaths in concentration camps. • On Jan. 20, 1909, General Motors buys into Oakland Motor Car, which later becomes GM’s Pontiac division. It was founded in 1907 in Pontiac, Michigan, by Edward Murphy, a manufacturer of horse-drawn carriages. • On Jan. 21, 1950, in one of the most spectacular trials in U.S. history, former State Department official Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury in testimony about his involvement in a Soviet spy ring. • On Jan. 22, 1779, famed Tory outlaw Claudius Smith meets his end on the gallows in Goshen, New York. Legend has it that Smith’s skull was filled with mortar and included in the edifice of the Goshen Court House.

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What’s In The Stars For The Week Of January 16 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With the new year's opportunities within reach, the Arian's courageous aspects are raring to go. Don't be surprised if a lot of people follow the leader. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Change lies ahead for the brave Bovine who is ready to shuck off the tried and true to try something new. Appearances can be deceptive. Be careful. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This week promises a peek into what the new year holds for the Gemini Twins, both in love and careers. Family matters continue to be a factor in decisions. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) As you move into the new year, your travel aspects grow stronger, and you might find yourself making decisions about a destination and a traveling companion. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The new year holds both glitter and gold. This means you should begin getting the facts they'll need to separate the real thing from the sham to make decisions. VIRGO (August 23 to Sept. 22) Start the new year with a visit to someone you haven't seen in a long time. You also might want to pick up that project you put off a while back.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) As you contemplate the new year's potential, you might want to talk things over with people who are or have been where you want to go. The advice can be helpful. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Someone close to you might feel like you have no more room for them. This calls for reassurance of your love so you can start the new year on a high note. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The coming year will bring more people into your life. Some situations might not work out. Overall, everyone learns something, and that's always a good thing CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The new year could find you indulging in hobbies you've always wanted to take up. Don't be surprised if they direct you toward a new career. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) The artistic Aquarian should find more opportunities in the new year. You might even make some potentially helpful contacts in your career. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The new year offers challenges for Pisceans who want to make better use of the skills they have. Personal relationships show stronger positive aspects.

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Dear Dr. Roach: Can you tell me if there is any hope of a cure for tree-nut allergy, particularly for a child? —X.M. Answer: Tree-nut allergies, like all allergies, vary in severity from mild to life-threatening. Allergies to tree nuts are common, are more likely to be severe, and tend to persist throughout lifetime. People with one tree-nut allergy may have others, and about 30 percent to 40 percent also may be allergic to peanuts (despite their being legumes, they share enough characteristics for coallergic reactions). Peanut and tree-nut allergies appear to be increasing in prevalence over time. The mainstay of treatment is avoiding the allergen, which requires constant vigilance, careful reading of nutritional labels, and a plan for treatment in case of ingestion, such as an epinephrine auto-injector. Only about 15 to 20 percent of younger children will develop tolerance to “outgrow” their allergy; an allergy that develops later in life usually is life-long. Your allergist can do skin testing to see if the allergy is resolving. Dear Dr. Roach: I'm writing you about autism and its use as a diagnosis. My view is that each individual is unique, mentally and physically. While autism may be one way to describe a personality, each person must deal with the world on its terms, not because of a diagnosis. I personally believe I am a variant of Asperger's, but who knows? I don't qualify as an Asperger's if given a test prepared by psychologists/psychiatrists. Yet, I have had many life experiences that are best explained by an Asperger's diagnosis. What are your thoughts on Asperger's syndrome? —A.G. Answer: Since I recently published a letter by an adult who believed he was autistic despite never having received a diagnosis, I have had several letters like this. Autism, including its variant Asperger syndrome, is a spectrum of illnesses that share deficits in social interaction, communication, and stereotyped, repetitive behaviors. In Asperger syndrome, there is no clinically significant delay in language and intellectual development.

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ome of us are moving into our most senior years alone. Perhaps we no longer have a spouse, or never had one. Not all of us have children. If we do, maybe their circumstances (or our relationship) won't allow them to step in and take care of us if we get into a health crisis. Here are steps to take now, to be ready for whatever the future might bring. • Don't let yourself become isolated. While it's often more comfortable to just stay home, get out. Go to classes at the senior center. Volunteer somewhere. Make friends who see you on a regular basis and would know if you're not somewhere you said you'd be. Cultivate a social network. • Get the paperwork organized. This can be huge and will take time, so start now. If you don't have a will, see an attorney, one specializing in elder services. If you don't have a medical power of attorney, sign one. Consider whether to have your monthly bills paid automatically from your bank if you become unable to write checks.

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Being Southern ere are a lot of things about being southern that I like. One, and most importantly, is that distinctive southern accent. Many southerners now will deny the accent, but it is what distinguishes us from other parts of the country. Even southern accents will vary depending on what part of the South, with the exception of Central and South Florida, which is predominately northern now. As southerners, we like to accentuate certain words, especially when it comes to explaining something important. In general we like to use contractions, such as we’re, they’re, ain’t (not a real word and can also be used to refer to a female relative), isn’t, and weren’t. Then we have some that are just truely southern contractions like tain’t, hope’n, fixin’to and y’all. All of the contractions we use are to expedite the conversation so that there is more time to speak about serious issues like fishin,’ huntin,’ and politic’n, where we usually drop the g, to also expedite the conversation. Time is a factor in southern conversations, because in addition to our specific use of certain words we have what is commonly known as a drawl, or slow pronunciation of words as compared to our friends with New York accents. The term, “fast as a New York minute,” specifically refers to the speech pattern New Yorker’s use in a conversation. Southerners need about a minute and 45 seconds to say the same thing that a New Yorker needs only a minute, or in some cases even less than a minute. I get comments a lot about my southern accent, especially when I have traveled in the North. I have been in conversations with folks from places like England, India, Mexico, Boston, Japan, and Australia and inevitably some one in the group will pick me out and say, “You must be from the South,” ignoring all of the other accents in the group. I have a canned response to that and say, “No, I’m from North Florida.” Which leads to a whole new conversation about how close I live to a beach.



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Year 2017 Medicaid Allowances hen a loved one requires full-time nursing care, the spouse or other family members may suffer fi…by Michael A. Pyle nancial crisis in addition to the emotional distress. If medical and financial eligibility standards are met, as determined by the Department of Children and Family Ser- that amount, an Irrevocable Income Only vices, Medicaid assistance may be avail- Trust will alleviate the problem. The perable. This article deals with the financial sonal needs allowance of the applicant is requirements. $105.00 per month. Certain threshold figures are adjusted The community spouse will be able to annually. As of January 1, 2017, a single keep that spouse’s income and maybe a porperson applying for assistance must have tion of the applicant’s income, depending less than $2,000 in countable assets. If the applicant is married, the spouse who is not on the community spouse’s income and in a nursing home (“community spouse”) expenses. The community spouse’s monthly may also have $120,900 in countable assets. maintenance needs allowance for this year Certain assets are not countable or are is a minimum of $2,003 and a maximum exempt from this determination. If nurs- of $3,023. If assets or income exceed the figures, ing home care is possible within five years, there may be other alternatives. Seek proand Medicaid might be sought, it is unwise fessional advice from an attorney who to sell or change title to the home, add names practices elder law, particularly Medicaid to assets, purchase an annuity, or give anyplanning, to determine whether there are thing away without first seeking professional advice. A transfer of assets may cause legal alternatives to assist in qualifying. Attorney Michael A. Pyle, of Pyle & one to be ineligible for Medicaid for up to five years. Nevertheless, spouses can trans- Dellinger, PL, 1655 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 1, Daytona Beach, FL, 32117. Telefer assets between each other freely. The applicant’s income is limited to phone: 386.615.9007. E-mail: mikep@pyle $2,205 per month. If the income exceeds or Medicaid Limits in Effect as of January 1, 2017 Income Cap: $2,205 (single) $4,410 (married, both on Medicaid) Asset Cap: $2,000 (individual) $3,000 (married, both on Medicaid) CSRA (spouse allowance): $120,900 MMMIA (income allowance): $2,003 (minimum) $3,023 (maximum) Excess Shelter Allowance: $601.00 Personal Needs Allowance: $105 (single) $210.00 (married) Medicare Premium: $134 Divestment Penalty Divisor: $8,662


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Dear Paw’s Corner: After my dog Twitch got out of the yard a couple of months ago, he came back with a big scratch on the tip of his nose. Since then every time it scabs over and starts to heal, he licks it with his tongue (it just reaches) and opens it up again. It isn’t infected, but it won’t heal and looks awful. What can I do to stop him from licking his nose? —Wendy, via e-mail Dear Wendy: The tip of the nose is a tough spot to have a scratch when you are a dog. The skin is somewhat thin, and the wound itches as it heals, and what dog can resist licking that itchy spot? Even though the wound isn’t infected, you should consult the vet, even if it’s just a phone call. They may recommend a specific medication—say, a nasty-tasting antibiotic cream—or have other advice that can help. Pet owners say they’ve had some success with dabbing a triple anti-biotic ointment on the sore spot twice a day, and distracting their dog for a few minutes with a treat or playing with them.

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Antiques Snapy Magazines Q: While going through a family storage area, I found about two dozen issues of Snappy magazine from 1930 and 1931. Since they were tied up with string and labeled smut, I was naturally interested. What can you tell me about them? Are they valuable? —Steve, Metarie, Louisiana A: Your magazines were part of GlemArt, which also included Gay Parisienne and Paris Nights. Not exactly smut by today's standards (or lack thereof), the issues often included pinup illustrations, occasional nude art images, and suggestive stories. Look for contributions by Octavus Ray Cohen, Ach- med Abdullah (Michael Romanoff), and Jack Woodford, since these articles are especially collectible. According to Vintage Magazines Price Guide, by Richard Russell and Elaine Gross Russell and published by Krause Books, most issues of Snappy magazine are valued in the $30-$85 range, but there are exceptions. Due to content, May 1931 and May 1933 issues are worth about $125 each; April 1933, $100; and June 1934, $150. According

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